Joel Embiid is the latest celebrity to make an episode of "Hot Ones," and his interview was a pleasure.
Embiid has just been named the cover star of NBA Live 19 and he thinks this deserves a big jump in player rating when paired with his 2017-18 season. Embiid 88 was in play last year, now he earns "at least a 95", but promises that if he does not get that rating, he'll work for it until I get to a 95.
Video games are something that Embiid takes very seriously, and apparently he talks too much trash for his teammates. T.J. McConnell said he no longer plays with Embiid because McConnell got so mad after a trash-talking session that he threw his controller out of the apartment window.
"I'm actually really good at everything I do," said Embiid, "especially video games, and I made it hell for him, he was about to cry, and I was like, I enjoyed it, because that's what I like to do, I like to kick people in the ass and literally face them and let them know they're shit, they're garbage and I'm better than they are. " Embiid had early problems when it came to hot sauce. He felt nothing when he faced the 4,000 Scoville Unit Heartbeat Hot Sauce and said he was "perfectly fine" eating the 7,500 Scoville Pirate's Lantern.
Embiid held a brave face and said he was "OK" or "great" until he reached the 2 MILLION Scoville Hot Ones "The Last Dab Reduxx". He refused all water and milk and said he was a "warrior", but it seemed too much when he hit the hottest sauce. He cleaned the bone, but looked like he was in agony
In the end he went through, forced a smile and said that it was "great". Embiid trusted the process of hot sauce and prevailed